Trilead Backup 5.1 For VMware and Hyper-V Enterprise Edition Released

Trilead 5.1 Modern UI based on HTML

Trilead just released a new enterprise edition of their flagship product Trilead Backup 5.1.  One of the major new features is instant VM recovery which allows recover VM directly from the backup repository instead of waiting for the full restore to happen. Also new is AD integration and Roles Based Access where you are able [...]

vSphere Replication With Single vCenter – How to configure?

How to configure vSphere replication with single vCenter Server

VMware has recently updated many products after those has been announced during VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. I have reported on that in my detailed post which shows that 30 products parts are the part of the vSphere 5.8 suite, went out GA that day. vSphere Replication 5.0 was one of the announced products as well [...]

VMware vSphere Data Protection – How to Reattach Data Disks if VDP Appliance Won’t Start

vSphere Data protection - how to reattach existing data disks

In case VDP appliance has problem and cannot boot up there is still a way to recover your backups even if your VDP appliance was not backed up (the system) or copied elsewhere. This is because the actual backups are stored at the data disks.   Normally the best practice is to deploy the VDP [...]

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is Showing Unlicensed on Cluster Level

VMware VDP not licensed

VMware VDP and VDP advanced starts to become more popular. One of the main reasons perhaps is the possibility to leverage existing virtual infrastructure to deploy the product without additional Windows licensing. Often Small businesses do invest into a virtual infrastructure but the real utilization is far from 100% the first years. Admins are creating [...]

vSphere Replication 5.8 Featuring Cloud Replication


vSphere Replication 5.8 announced together with vSphere Data Protection 5.8 during VMworld, brings in an interesting possibility to replicate directly to the cloud service provider. When configuring the replication of your VM, you not only have possibility to replicate to another vCenter server, but also to cloud service provider’s facility. This could be any of [...]

vSphere Data Protection 5.8 – What’s New?


First of all, both versions of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) gets new update. The latest versions will be vSphere Data Protection 5.8 when they’ll be available for download. For now the latest versions stays 5.5.6, which is already compatible with VSAN. The announce of the new version of VDP is especially interesting for customers who [...]

Nakivo Backup and Replication 4.1 Released – Brings automation and orchestration capabilities

Nakivo Admin Dashboard - click to enlarge

Nakivo Backup and Replication 4.1 has been released yesterday. Nakivo Backup and Replication is pushing another update to their product, this time adding some automation and orchestration capabilities. Those capabilities are based on new HTTP API available for the users. Also new the possibility to add datastore cluster as a replication target or VM recovery. Another [...]

How-to use Veeam Backup NFS used for storing ISOs in your VMware vSphere Infrastructure

vPower NFS

If you’re using only block storage in your organization and NFS isn’t your your choice, you might possibly store your Installation ISOs and other files on one of your iSCSI datastore. This always works, but it’s certainly cheaper to store such a files on other than high-end 15000 SAS disks placed in probably very expensive SAN which [...]

Unitrends (PHD) Virtual Backup 8.0 Product Review


I recently tested a beta version of the Unitrends Virtual Backup v 8.0 (previously PHD Virtual) product. While I have reviewed PHD products in the past, I immediately noticed the major interface re-design on this new release. In fact, this virtual backup product now has over 120 new features and enhancements according to Unitrends with [...]